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Gynaecology

Gynaecology deals with the health of the female reproductive systems (vagina, uterus, and ovaries) and the breasts.

Gynaecological conditions include

  • Cancer and pre-cancerous diseases of the reproductive organs including ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina, and vulva
  • Incontinence of urine
  • Amenorrhoea (absent menstrual periods)
  • Dysmenorrhoea (painful menstrual periods)
  • Infertility
  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods)
  • Prolapse of pelvic organs
  • Infections of the vagina (vaginitis), cervix, and uterus (including fungal, bacterial, viral, and protozoal)
  • UTIs and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Premenstrual Syndrome 

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If you have been trying to conceive but have been unsuccessful for more than 1 year despite regular intercourse then this means that you and your wife are experiencing infertility issues already. You should seek a detailed consultation with a gynaecologist to help find a cause, if there is any, and...
29 Jan 2020
Tuina massage is one of the external treatments in TCM, which is useful for pain management. Tuina can help to relieve tension and stiffness of muscles and to improve localized blood and qi circulation. During tui na therapy, the pressure is applied to acupressure points, meridians,...
23 Jan 2020
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Women with 1 or 2 blocked Fallopian tubes should undergo IVF (in vitro fertilization) as it is very unlikely for them to conceive naturally. IVF bypasses the Fallopian tubes and the egg is fertilised with the husband's sperm in the fertility centre. The embryo is then carefully plac...
23 Jan 2020
Dr Christopher Ng
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Why vaginal infections happen Vaginal infections in women are relatively common. Most women will have at least one vaginal infection in their lifetime. This can be bacterial, fungal and viral . All these vaginal infections arise when the natural vaginal pH (mildly acidic) chan...
6 Jan 2020
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For most women, bacterial vaginosis is a common bacterial vaginal infection that usually clears after a week of antibiotic treatment. If the infection is still recurrent after 6 months, this could indicate that your natural vaginal pH is too alkaline and you may want to restore th...
2 Jan 2020
The pap smear is one of the commonest methods for screening for cervical cancer. There are some tips I would advise in order for an accurate sample to be taken. I would advise you to Not to schedule the pap smear when you are having menses. Do it a week after the menses has ...
31 Dec 2019
What is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects up to almost 27 per cent of women during their reproductive age. PCOS is a “syndrome” or a group of symptoms that results in reproductive hormones imbalances, affecting ovulation. The...
26 Dec 2019
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Besides the contraceptive benefits of the Pills, they also help to regulate menses, reduce painful periods (dysmenorrhea) and reduce heavy menses (menorrhagia). It is therefore not normal to experience heavy vaginal bleeding while on the oral contraceptive pills. If you are exper...
23 Dec 2019
Dr Christopher Ng
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If your secondary amenorrhea has been going on for more than one year already, then you are likely to have entered menopause. Traditionally, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been recommended as an effective treatment for hot flushes resulting from reduced hormone levels as a...
23 Dec 2019
Dr Christopher Ng
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For most women especially if the cervical polyp is small, they may not have any symptoms and so it is usually discovered during a routine pap smear (cervical cancer screening). The most common symptom that would prompt women to see their gynaecologist would be post-coital bleeding ...
20 Dec 2019
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